October 20, 2020

The Slow Start




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 14, 2020

October Sketch

“Skriffle len yayver soh
Aghend en en eefe everso”

When they ask me if the ask me

Or a ball balanced on a point

What they’re saying, what they mean, what they fear

Some lights are worth walking in



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 7, 2020

Everything Is All

Sometimes I feel

They can never tell when

They’re all messed

He said by the

On such a winter’s

...

Waiters wonder while waiting

What bus, what lane, what line

It’s all letters after a while

Dear better, dear best

...

As if there was a roundabout

And the clock striking twelve

All the shoes lined up just so

As questions fill room after room



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

October 6, 2020

Step

Step forward and or over

Catalyst vs cataclysmic

Dotted or dashed, what’s your intention?

Perhaps a bouquet is best

The first contact between two cultures

The life you’ve lived, told by distant relatives

Someone had to get there start in this smoke business

Or lens

Or machine parts

It’s called society





Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 28, 2020

Weird Worm

Whale-roading
All wheels roar

Tighter turned
Tougher fall

Leave it left
Just use, just us

Hands held heads
Say more



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 18, 2020

Centerline

Shattered seven
Inhalation
Plotted ends
Furlough for long
World Fair
Balance beam
Jacquard
Streetlights
Workable hinge
Deafening applause
Forgotten monkey
Mass-produced decor
Salt and pepper
Expose

Dig deeper
Antique roadster
Defenestration
Picket



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 16, 2020

Foxes Screaming in Forests

It’s all facts

Bracelets, tshirts, sunshine

The way the earth rotates

Acres and hectares and square footage

That resolution is a function of reality

The way distance becomes speed becomes time

Because the way chemical equations work and so we work and so on

What is a line to a cube?

What is the sand to the sound?

What is what is what is making sense

You pick the curve, you pick the day

We’ll walk as the sun somethings

And spider populations collapse up the seaboard

We’ll turn it sideways just as everything shows itself and shines



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

September 8, 2020

Day / Night

That point where you see letters sliding around, words pulled apart from meaning — this couldn’t be further.

Upside down faces and signals loose of their moorings, you could say.

Two strategic dots, a pragmatic sharpie, what color?

I usually can’t taste something after I’ve stood over the stove cooking it. I read everyone’s reaction. There are exceptions.

A string of ands like a stack of turtles and then the world.

A judicious something else and any comparison would just take.

A two-handed gesture. A two-handed, full-bodied gesture.

You know what you’re saying. You know what you mean.



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 26, 2020

I’m In

What’s good vs. what’s good?

All the checkmarks in all the columns

Everything that is right about an onion

Choosing a two-way arrow to connect the clearest concepts

Meanwhile, a grab bag of aphorisms posing as a viewpoint or a conversation or a country

Or a collection of screenshots standing in for an experience you’ll always remember

Mostly, admittedly, candidly, and curt

That’s the thing about an echo

Or a period

Or an internal investigation into a matter of finances

It’s the number 1 more often than you’d think

It’s the presence of just the right number of coincidences

You can build it up from the classics or break it down from the sky

There are stars and there are seeds but we step back and they are just one thing

The stretches of space are the loneliest

Fare thee well, friends



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 19, 2020

All the Things That Lean

You look around and you don’t have it quite right

You don’t think

A glass of wine but a pint of beer

Just the right framing with great lighting

But marks and means and more

Mooring I mean

And you say circles. See circles?

Cantilever comes to mind

And better times with any number of better things

I can tell you about the Money Money Bar in Chiang Mai and the plate of chicken that melted Margaret’s face off

Or a crab shack on the water with all of our friends

Or sitting in the backyard with folks rain or shine or both in one day

But the forest probably smells the best it has in 50 years — maybe more



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 18, 2020

No No Rave Gave Up

The unburnt the unbecoming

Once where fuel began

Or look up how limestone happened and think of just how much that was out there happening

Listen, every argument has its kinks

Every country its kids

Every coat its closures

Every base putting it all together the best it can because it believes

How do you believe at this point?

One foot in front of the other?

The right-sized bowl for every goldfish?

We don’t have to get it all to get somewhere

Let’s go

I’d end with “let’s go” every time if I could get away with it





Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

Sketch for Portrait of Shadows in the Golden Hour

Innumerable things are not my cup of tea,

There are, there are

Staging left and right as boulevards shudder

I will not, as I’m looking

That I am, that I will, as I’m looking

Clouds over head, cups of coffee, still, as I am

The days of the week, they conspire

But it all started with a break in the middle, they tell me

Satchels full of assumption about you, about me

Are they even scales if they are lopsided?

This world you live in and everyone it was made for

Twisted like that, like these days you make it through

You’re told to think of a number, but you head is filled with swimming tests

I’m told to take a minute, and everything is suddenly golden

We are assaulted by counterfeits, you and I

We are doing our best

What do all their metaphors about Rome even matter

Streets are sinking all around us and they want to talk perspective

Keep a go-bag at hand, we’ll leave after sundown someday



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 15, 2020

I Don’t Know When I Don’t Know Why

We all start somewhere

Around the world, outside your door

There’s a rash of indoor planting

Indoor playing, indoor connecting, and so on

I don’t know when because what is time now

I don’t know why because, still, what is time now

Speed can be an equation and can be part of this

Equations can be functions and might be part of this

But if we start joining reasons and seasons then I’ll show you this is dangerous

Like speakers saying books are dangerous

And videos vis à vis radio stars

Phones before them, the internet after, and phones again after that

This soapbox was made with a phone

And so fishbowls, dynamite, the price of tea in China, rain again or sunsets



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 13, 2020

Day Many Lost

Kinder quartered coughing

Chameleon kindred finding blenders

Anything to save the salt or save on salt — I can’t quite recall

Anything to sit with rolling clouds, scattered sunsets, and golden hour after hour

By the water, by the woods, but we’ll take what we can get

And always will

Want me to string something out for you?

Sing a chorus of basement salamanders





Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 12, 2020

Can’t Hurt, Won’t Hurt

Full of fists closed over fists

Quantified waves when we need them and when we don’t

We let out our length

We keep it there

And there and there

They’re gonna come for us

They are and always have been

But we are and always have been, too

I mean, the world has ways and so do you

And from corner to corner there’ll be collecting

Then unexpected explosions, then flash floods, then algae bloom after bloom after bloom

You’ve got so many fonts at your fingertips but so many fewer feelings

There’s a camera



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 11, 2020

Wootchoo / Woot Hop

The thing is caramel

The thing is time

The thing is disruption, distraction, and distortion

I mean birds in Virginia, backup singers, and bad choices

Because someone invented musical roads

And there’s a house somewhere with two Albrights in it

These things can make sense

Like an unexpected complement of succulents on an otherwise ordinary day

Fuck. That. Guy.



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 8, 2020

Earthful

The felled over long-ass days all Summer

One life smears into the next

Too many stories and too many styles

Every song a siren’s song

This wheel, that beachcomber bonfire

This jacquard became the center of our lives

That switch became another became another and now we’re driving places after sundown

When gains are twinned with memories

When your sense of self subtracts time

When gravity

When back-lighting

When dilation

When deference

Smoke rises into the night somewhere

Let’s count



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

August 3, 2020

Wares, Err, Mod, Five

Everybody comes to me
A fish with a suitcase
Your fourth grade teacher
And the other one, too

The castle walls are prickly with vines
We tell stories in the evening
We’ve had our supper
We are still Americans

What’s left is relative
Pile pliable materials for pickup
Remembering those small fridges
Small ice trays for small ice

We’ve got what we got after we get it
Amber and then asphalt and still time




Location:US-6,Eastham,United States

July 30, 2020

So Much

Tropp the raring rouw

Rennie wilp will wilp will monder

Last hill, last head-high grass or higher

Salt marsh sounding lines left

Pictures pinned




Location:US-6,Eastham,United States

July 26, 2020

I’m So

Shhrrrayededed d d den

Dean den den dean dead

Lem-levee lemeroo may may

Help lem oval wailllll

Backspace wail backspace wall backspace backspace better

Blaked glevenwerth end earthier

Their their there then

This is a jar and wax and nails and memories

This is a jar and wax and copper and conveyance

This is a jar and wax and a seal for lateral movement

Robbing time to pay space, always

We pray for change by slowing time, not exactly

This is a jar and wax and frames and frames and frames and frames

Someone has seen weather from space

Some many have made this air we breathe

Everything tripping over everything up to this moment and on

Sleeve sleeve sleeve into a giant ribbon of moments

A ball of string, this jar, wax and frames

A ball of string

This war, this warren, this worn

Watch



Location:US-6,Eastham,United States

July 19, 2020

Feather Fallow Sparrow Sound

What started with heat

Several stages of closeness and as many of distance

The Mid-Atlantic humidity of full-throated July

What started as a sketch

What started as a Sunday

What started somewhere and went everywhere

You divide things by other things

You walk around the block

Flowers burst forth

Suns blaze

We’ll all make metals

We’ll all be sure



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 14, 2020

Presst

Sevit yarn-rails round
Yay, yay-verre after aft alone
Liar gouge how given
Then they say, then pay, then pay

The pale
The lowance
Valence veiled in vinnages

Archae still coming
All the lines are lies in this cube

More blue pencil, both jittery and true

Cover it all and counting



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 13, 2020

Stand Still / Standstill

Stand. Standoff. Stand off-ish.
Stanley. Stained.
Step sim seldom say.

Stim stun stellar. Submarine. Submerge. Subtle. Not so.
I don’t know what you want.
I don’t know what you want.

Dream drams and drama.
Hope hills and hirelings.
Heave heavens, have among the stars.

Stare blankly and in full.
Hole, whole holy.
These bleached garments, then birds, then soil.

Upon days until grayest gray.

(Stay a little bit longer)



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

July 7, 2020

Slowly Goes When What

Lav, have you something
Sender returns
Rain returns
Reruns and truer cats

Still centers centered still
Raven-reviled sufferer
And scarves from far off lands
You have seen

The sketching blue pencil
The sketching gray pencil
Not thinking in pairs, though
And this isn’t magic

The love you loved still belongs to you
The sun has yet to falter



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 27, 2020

Winter Summer

Bright outside the window
As seen from climate-control

Probably warm, probably humid

Nobody’s going out, again

The smell of old woodsmoke from the fireplace
I’m opening the blinds onto the neighbor’s yard

The azaleas past their prime,
The pachysandra vs. the weeds and the poison ivy

Generations of deer and foxes
An errant box turtle of some sort

The ghost of former elms and everything else that’s left

Nobody’s leaving, again



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 23, 2020

It Sounds Better When You’re Studying

Blanked?
Blanked

Some kid under a tree reading a book on their phone

A pile of jokes
A pile of bricks
A pile of days

Means, most, melting point

January’s bon vivant
And is there a middle seat in France?

The spirits wrap around us
Lovely fingers
Lovely arms

Your on the moon
Head held high

Even angels have feet
They say




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

June 14, 2020

In Summary

Here’s a thing I care about
I’ll write about it
And maybe you’ll care, too



Location:S Morris St,Oxford,United States

May 24, 2020

Fools Fight Waves / Ghost Poem

Fools fight waves with force
But aren’t we all fools

We’ve all had shit on our hands
Dirt in our teeth, our stomachs
This life is more than we can ever know

So big, so small
What is this skin?
What are these equations?

Were fences the first of too many bad ideas over too much time?

One thought doesn’t make anything any thing?
And I will not go
And we lived through all the typos
We kept living through all the typos

We are so many, every one
Boxes, circles, piles, fences

Cords, calls, stations, statements

Rivers loom large, again
Train tracks, unasked for gifts, and nouns and verbs conspiring in every corner

Shrouds are made for wrapping
Perspective, another still

Still, stiller, still
Call it what











Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 18, 2020

Smudge

Verrrn in en em
Ziver jah ya wheth
When wenck lethel live
Vrih live
Eva live
Lev lev ion live



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 13, 2020

Smudge Sonnet M

Muv
Devive
Vegh-gh
Shoove
Muhlā-fa
Fa-fa fa
Wul iz-sh
No no no
See muv
More muv
Mih zījuh muh zo
Mew
Myever
Myun niyoh




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 4, 2020

I’ve Seen Sidewalks

Stories, fruit, farm implements

Weather, questions, household pets

Worry, social settings, interior decorating
Backing out to architecture, no resolution

Breakfast, sunshine, family

Breakfast, regrets, more weather

Breakfast, farewells, new beginnings

Shapes, ideas, emotion

Sound on sound on sound on sound

What you mean to me, what you meant to me

A good sweater in Fall, always moving, the things you can’t hold onto

We lived, we lived



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 3, 2020

T Minus Minus Minus Yes

Thank you for

In regards to

Glad you called and

Voiceover

Voiceover

Voiceover

Do-over

Do out

Due to the fact that you’re

Back to the beginning

Everything at the base of your neck

This edge is this jump

Your hands up

The river and the sun just right

This day

This day

This day

No other way

The light

Vertical hold

Tighter



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 2, 2020

Derby Day 2020

I made curried onion-tomato relish for backyard burgers

But mice made the cutest nest in our grill, so we redirected

The relish will keep for a week or more, no problem

Ordered a whole fried chicken and a half rack of ribs

With all the sides

And they’re delivering

So I made mint juleps with what was on hand

To sip in the backyard

This weather I’ll tell you

No horses are running the track today

But I’m sure plenty of horses are running all over the place

And having a pretty fucking great day

This weather



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 30, 2020

I Only Want to Die in Your Eyes

You can stay angry

That’ll take you somewhere

Terminus is a stupid word

And a pear, a subtle fruit

Things that taste like air

Confusions of perspective

Trompe l’oeil paintings in the age of holograms

You can’t make this shit up

Slogans spray-painted on sidewalks

We lived

Admit joy

Fred 2019

Fuck everyone

Followed by perfect paths along quiet streets

Rectangles, forgotten tongues, and all the sorrows

It’s just rain

It’s just rain

It’s just rain



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 28, 2020

Where Without Precedent

When without precedent and far from home

When without arms or ammunition in a war-torn backyard

When without aims but surrounded by truth

When without wares, wherefores, whyso

When without admittance, and you can hear all the good times that close

When without relief, escape, or exit

When without agency and seemingly knee-deep in so much caring

When without



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 27, 2020

We’ve Got to Talk About Now

Take a closer look

Here and gone

All the dots smeared

All the things we pick up

All the places ‘round here

I’ll try to help you

We’ll put our heads together

And I’ll try


Location:Kevin Rd,Baltimore,United States

April 26, 2020

Like Every Other

They tell stories about after midnight

Language so round

So round or stabby

Chasing a ball through the long grass

Watching the sun set

We lived

We lived, they say

Telling stories about after midnight

We let them, we let it, we walked on

A chicken in every chicken house

A lamb in every field

Something in the glenn and something else in the dell

I hope we ate well today

I hope we’ll sleep sound



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 24, 2020

We Lived

Maybe it’s the times, but I’m having a moment of seeing everything

Maybe it’s the times, but I don’t have space for cutting

Maybe it’s the times, but I can’t believe the believe

Maybe it’s the times, but I’m ok with stages having exits

Maybe it’s the times, but we’ve been here before



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 23, 2020

Untitled

Never in my life have I seen
Onward and upward onward and upwArd
The way it is because because
A river is to a stream
On a sidewalk outside a club inside the sprawl
The end is the end for some
But we continue
What do you want me to write over everything
Silver or gold or severance
Skinny now
Or scared
Little cuts o Ln your hands that you don’t remember
Like one in every five days
Here are the sirens
Here’s it all



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 22, 2020

It’s Bad Enough That I Have

Citrus plays a central role in the local economy,

Vans drive to churches in better times,

Third rows seats all the way down

And the smoothest tones over everything.

Where do we put our hands?

What do we do with all this excess of surfeit or sometimes?

Tender a balance, tender the witness, tend to a way.

Communication is all we got



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 20, 2020

When You Think of the Number 8

Shining shores

Is it silica?

What the fuck’s wrong with you

Is it silica?

All the things real and plastic among them.

What you mean when you mean.

When you are mean

When you’re after

What you’re after.

One collection after another

And then everyone’s gone.



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 19, 2020

Why Not Call It What It Is?

All the things well-installed blinds can do with a sunny day

And your favorite reading spot

All the bridges that are worth a damn

A guitar that talks, and do your remember diners?

All the life at all the altitudes

Your stomach floating when you crest a hill at speed — in a car, on a rollercoaster

The history of pictorial communication

Hands pressed against one another

Meadow air

No need to lock it all up in a box

No need, no more





Location:Windsor Mill Rd,Baltimore,United States

April 18, 2020

Speed Round

Circle stops spines

Special special spry

Not breathing, breathing, not breathing

So many people everywhere you look

Someone fishing

Someone riding a horse on a path

All the lightning strikes in all the lands

The invention of the graphite pencil

A fresh haircut

Sweep the floors, sweep the floors

Write it down



Location:Brinkwood Rd,Baltimore,United States

April 16, 2020

Goals and Are We Getting There

Solid states, standards standing, companion input

Careful caring, carefully care-free, kindred kindling

Draw on divination, brewed tea, repaired fractures

Factions gonna faction but let’s be the waylaid

The sea doesn’t change

The simple machines

The severed


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 13, 2020

Balance and Rotate All Tires

Violence is
Balance is
The day or the week is and is

That which was
What what when where

Valence, vagrant, vie
The last view from the last train
Tried trials, tried it all

Not that which they know
Not that which they want

Want is
Want is
Want is

When we go to shore, we’re pacing
When we go to market, we’re well-dressed

What are days or nights?
What are morning cups of coffee

Meals over sinks
We wake anywhere the days

Now, these days
You, these days

All the serpents and their tails



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 12, 2020

The Watch, the Road, the Onion

All the lyrics you’ve ever misheard, conspiring to make some sense of this life you live

All the mistreated and the memories of their treatment

All the reasons you walked out that door, through that door, to that door

All the rationalizing, the lying, the lazy

All the deep bassy laughter of the universe

All the waves in all the oceans

All the unknowable

And then there’s the sun



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 11, 2020

You Can’t Make This Shit Up

No really

You can’t

What’s gone is gone



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 8, 2020

This One Is for the Gaps

Did you see then way back in the day?

All the acquired tastes like word you’ve added to the dictionary

The suns at every angle

The time you’ve spent holding your breath underwater

Ocean, lakes, rivers, pools

The invention of the engine + all the amazing things magnets do

Lining up anything end to end and you’re covering the planet or reaching the moon

That dust sometimes pulls itself together into a great big ball

Like there is a cube and you are in it

For the love of prime numbers, I exit myself a moment

And bricks become a house

And fences happened and there was no turning back



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 7, 2020

It Didn’t Rain

Today the air
And the moon

A herd of deer through backyard
Or flightless birds in listless times

What is where
And what what they all want

All the things in the last box
I’ll see you when I see you



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 6, 2020

We See Opals

Open over everything

You care for what you’ll care for

Gather groups, gather people

Done and gone and gone and gone

Be they long roads or shifting sands

Be they here and now

Be they waves to sand, waves to shore

Not not not the shed around back

Not not what you’re counting

Calendars come this bend bent

There so many stars



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 5, 2020

Husk Hack Heathens

Keep all your limbs about you

Smush your face into the turf a moment

What would your last meal be?

Something rare? Something from your childhood?

Reach out to your family and find out how they’re doing

Each age is something

And we are here

You

You and I

You and I working through all the things

All the things all around you and multiplying

This world is so very beautiful in your face, in your ears, in your mouth

And it will be here still



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 4, 2020

This Is What You Want

A new iOS update pulling down to my phone

Or we build a lego tower nearly to the ceiling

All the Christmas trees on all the curbs

The birds singing the morning while you walk the dogs


The sun free from clouds

Beaches, oceans, forest trails, waterfalls

People holding hands as the rollercoaster cars crest the first highest peak

Ice cream cones, freshly made lemonade, a dollar found in your jeans pocket

Have some and have some more

Close your eyes and have some more

Breathe deep and have some more

Have some more, have some more

The sea is rising, have some more

The sea is rising, the sea is rising

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

We Wait on Three

The hold part of hold still

The still part of still at it after all these years

The years on top of years on top of years



Location:Clipper Park Rd,Baltimore,United States

April 2, 2020

The Ocean Doesn’t Care

The ocean doesn’t care what you did yesterday
Or didn’t do

It’s rough and we’re over
It’s flat and we’re over
Peaks and troughs and we’re over

All these big things in the face of bigger things
All these places

Wells are a thing
And gravity

The sun doesn’t care either
The sun won’t care

The moon hangs in the sky
But was once a giant cloud of dust
Smashed off the Earth so long ago

And so we find comfort in the night
In the cold or in warmth
In blankets or in rain

All around us, so much
So much









Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States